Spanish civil servant off work unnoticed for six years

A Spanish civil servant who failed to turn up for work for “at least” six years has been caught after becoming eligible for a long service award.

Joaquin Garcia, 69, was fined €27,000 (£21,000; $30,000) after the award brought his long absence to light.

Mr Garcia, whose job was to supervise the building of a waste water treatment plant, has since retired.

h/t ZD